It goes without saying that getting your Covid-19 vaccine should be a priority. However, with numerous individuals still hesitant, businesses are offering incentives to nudge them in the right direction - starting with discounts and freebies.
Don’t throw away your vaccination card, because an array of US companies have now started to offer free products to those who present them.
Not only is this strategy boosting the vaccination count, it’s also a clever way to guide the economy back on track.
From doughnuts to free beer, here are things you’re eligible for.
Don’t worry, we’ll keep this list updated, so you can make the most of being fully vaccinated.
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Free Krispy Kreme doughnuts
On Monday, the popular doughnut chain announced it will offer a free original glazed doughnut to customers who present their vaccination cards. The promotion will continue daily throughout the remainder of 2021.
“We’d like to show sweet support to those who have received the COVID-19 Vaccine,” the company wrote in a tweet.
Ledo’s Pizza is giving away free 8-inch Cheese Pizzas to everyone that has completed their first dose of the vaccine in its home state of Maryland through June 30. In order to receive yours, head to Ledo4Vaccines.com and fill out the form.
Free Shake Shack
For those who are vaccinated and reside in New York City, you can now enjoy Shake Shack’s beloved french fries for free. On Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the fast food chain would give away free fries to New Yorkers who get the COVID-19 vaccine. In addition, at New York mobile clinics will also score a voucher for a free burger or sandwich, said Shake Shack CEO Randy Garuitti.
Free baseball tickets
Earlier this month, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced individuals who receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the Yankee or Citi Stadium will receive free Yankees or Mets tickets.
“We will set up at the game, a facility as you’re going in, come a little bit early and get your vaccine at the game,” Cuomo said at a briefing. “And, if you get a vaccine, you get a free ticket to a Yankees or a Mets game.”
Free Super Bowl tickets
Yes, you read that correctly! On May 5th, the NFL announced fifty vaccinated fans will have the opportunity to win free tickets to Super Bowl LVI in February 2022 at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.
Free White Castle
For those who love mini burgers, the beloved burger chain is currently giving away coupons for a “free dessert on-a-stick” with proof of vaccination at participating locations. The offer is valid through May 31.
Free museum passes
For New Yorkers craving a bit of culture in their lives, not only can you receive your vaccine at the American Museum of Natural History, but you’ll also receive a voucher for free general admission if you do. You can redeem the voucher online to reserve timed-entry general admission for a future visit.
Beginning April 12, Sam Adams will launch their “Shot and a beer” promotion, which covers the cost of a beer for the first 10,000 who provide evidence of their vaccine card on social media. All you have to do is use the hashtag #ShotForSam and tag @samueladamsbeer on Instagram or Twitter, and the company will send you $7 to buy one of their beers.
But if you’re in NYC things are even better - Brooklyn Brewery is offering a free 6-six pack or 4-pack to individuals who stop by their Williamsburg Tasting Room and provide proof of their vaccination.
For individuals who enjoy a good buzz now and then, The Mint Dispensary in Phoenix is offering free edibles to anyone 21 and up who provide proof of their vaccine card. In addition, Michigan’s Greenhouse of Walled Lake is partnering with UBaked to offer one free pre-rolled joint to anyone 21 who show their card. Cleverly named, “Pot for Shots,” the program and it has already given away more than 4,000 joints.
Through July 25, Staples, Office Depot and OfficeMax are all offering free vaccine card lamination. However, experts say you should avoid laminating it in case you need a booster shot later this year.
Free Uber and Lyft rides
In partnership with Walgreens, Lyft and Uber are offering free or discounted rides to and from vaccination centers.
“Transportation should never be a barrier to health care,” Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in a statement. “We look forward to building on this exciting new partnership with Walgreens, harnessing the power of the Uber platform to help connect more people with vaccines, as we all work together to help end this pandemic.”
Lots and lots of free food
This primarily depends on your city of residence, but many local restaurants are providing free food upon showing proof of your vaccine. NYC cheesecake staple Junior’s Cheesecake will offer a free mini cheesecake at their Brooklyn location to individuals who provide proof of their vaccine.
In addition, Detroit’s Oak & Reel is offering 50 per cent off to dine-in customers who provide their vaccine card, and in Chicago, Village Tap (on the North Side) is offering $10 gift cards to the first 1,000 people who can show they’ve been vaccinated.